Purchasing Consortium

Your money working smarter

  • Average savings up to 45% against list price
  • Big or small, office or laboratory – any type of business saves money
  • Low cost of entry – all OBN Full Members eligible to take part
  • UK’s most comprehensive and cost-effective group purchasing solution for life sciences companies

Fifty Member companies together saved more than £3 million in last two years

  • Managed by full-time, in house Senior Buyer
  • Capital expenditure advice
  • Negotiation service
  • Guidance and support on e-Procurement
  • New suppliers regularly added

Find out more. Contact Lee Pratley, Head of Purchasing and Membership by email, or tel: +44 (0)1235 420 876.

Savings Analysis

Actual Member savings (2013) – by company size

Micro (1-5 employees) (£550 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£9)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£3)

  • Savings (£6)

Small (6-20 employees) (£775 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£131)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£63)

  • Savings (£67)

Medium (21-100 employees) (£1,550 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£172)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£51)

  • Savings (£121)

Large (101-250 employees) (£2,200 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£461)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£327)

  • Savings (£134)